Gnarogin Community Garden
8 Hale Street


24 August 2019


10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Narrogin 2019 – Retrosuburbia Roadshow with David Holmgren

PermacultureWest invites you to this presentation to inspire and arm you with ideas and knowledge to live with lower environmental impact in our modern suburban landscape.

‘Aussie Street’ explores the story of four adjacent suburban homes responding to the effects of our changing environment and climate crises.

There will be lots of time for questions as well as sales and signing of David’s book Retrosuburbia: the downshifters guide to a resilient future.

At this Retrosuburbia event, Holmgren will advance Permaculture ideas as a creative framework for applying vital retrofits to our homes, gardens and, most fundamentally, our behaviours. David will take us back through the decades of our lived history in the streets where the quarter acre hosted the Aussie post war dream, through the decades of of rising affluence and additions, aging and infill, permaculture inspired retrofit and on, through a gritty but inspiring and realistic transformation in the Great Depression of the 2020s.

Aussie Street is a permaculture soap opera, made real by masterful storytelling that sounds a warning and clarion call for direct action on the home front. The presentation is also a window into the rich palette of design solutions and tips that Holmgren has explored in in his latest opus, Retrosuburbia; the downshifters guide to a resilient future.

Come and be entertained, inspired and challenged by one of Australia’s unsung heroes.


9.00am – 9.45am Coffee Meet & Greet for the Gnarojin Community Garden Committee & Members (Free)

10am – 11.30am ~ Presentation from David Holmgren (Paid Event)

11.30am – 2.00pm ~ Gnarogin Community Garden Festival (FREE)

Following David’s presentation, we will be spoiled for choice by our Gnarojin Community Garden with a celebration festival of local foods, wares, activities and music! This event will be the finale’ of the WA Retrosuburbia Roadshow Tour with David Holmgren.

Early Bird tickets $15 until 17th August, thereafter tickets $20 unless sold out prior (PAWA Members tickets $15)

Tickets Available Here

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